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Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

VanWineFest Welcomes Vine Stars From Around The Wine World And Keynote Speaker Andrew Jefford

French logo with VanWineFest logo 2020

One of the coolest things about VanWineFest is that each winery represented at the Festival has to bring a winery principal, who could be the owner or a family member, or their winemaker.  When you ask them to pour you…

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then…

My Top Non-California Wine Picks at #VanWineFest 2013

The first time you walk into the International Festival Tasting Room can be intimidating, with 175 wineries pouring 3 or more wines each, you have at least 525 wines to try.  But over time, you become a wine tasting veteran…